The USF Boxing Club was formed in 1997 and
dedicates itself to the development of boxing skills and physical conditioning.
Since its inception, the Boxing Club has produced many outstanding boxers. USF was home to three USIBA National Champions in 2013 and 2014. Hosting the 2013 USIBA National Championships at USF marked an important moment in collegiate boxing history. USIBA was the first collegiate boxing organization to provide a National Championship opportunity for both men and women. In March of 2014 Connor Morgan represented USA Boxing in Dublin, Ireland, defeating his opponent with a second round knockout.
USF boxing is considered a national powerhouse. The club has had multiple Golden Gloves champions as well as winning regional titles and national championships. The club has a diverse membership including people from the region, the nation and international students. The club boasts a 96% graduation rate (4 year
enrollment) with many being complemented with
honorable mentions and the dean's list.
Head Coach: Angelo Merino, MASFM
Angelo has been coaching USF Boxing since it's inception. He is a certified Level-2 Coach by both USA
Boxing and the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines. Angelo has
had the opportunity to work with a number of world renowned trainers including
Nonito Donaire, Sr. and Patricio Gaspi (Philippines), Sr. Enrique Tissert
(Cuba), and Candelario Lopez (Team USA/Olympic coach).
Getting Involved: The
best way to get involved is to show up to practice. We suggest
arriving early so that you can introduce yourself to the coach and
current members. All levels of experience are welcome. For more
information on how to register, please click here. Contact Robert Azcarate-Bascherini with any questions.
Dues are the annual cost to participate in a Sport Club at USF. Dues
will not be prorated for participants that are joining late. The
deadline for returning and active participants is October 1, 2014.
Participants that join throughout the year can pay dues after their
first week. The Recreational Sports Department supports an open
enrollment policy throughout the academic year. If you are joining
after the October 1 deadline, please pay the participation dues within a
two week period.To pay for participation dues please click here.